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de·rail

 (dē-rāl′)
intr. & tr.v. de·railed, de·rail·ing, de·rails
1. To run or cause to run off the rails.
2. To come or bring to a sudden halt: a campaign derailed by lack of funds; a policy that derailed under the new administration.

[French dérailler : dé-, off (from Old French de-; see de-) + rail, rail (from English; see rail1).]

de·rail′ment n.

derail

(dɪˈreɪl)
vb
(Railways) to go or cause to go off the rails, as a train, tram, etc
n
(Railways) chiefly Also called: derailer US a device designed to make rolling stock or locomotives leave the rails to avoid a collision or accident
deˈrailment n

de•rail

(diˈreɪl)

v.t.
1. to cause (a train, streetcar, etc.) to run off the rails of a track.
2. to cause to be deflected from a purpose or direction, permanently or temporarily: A skiing accident derailed her dancing career.
v.i.
3. to run off the rails of a track.
4. to become derailed; go astray.
[1840–50; < French dérailler=dé- dis-1 + -railler, v. derivative of rail rail1 (< E)]
de•rail′ment, n.

derail


Past participle: derailed
Gerund: derailing

Imperative
derail
derail
Present
I derail
you derail
he/she/it derails
we derail
you derail
they derail
Preterite
I derailed
you derailed
he/she/it derailed
we derailed
you derailed
they derailed
Present Continuous
I am derailing
you are derailing
he/she/it is derailing
we are derailing
you are derailing
they are derailing
Present Perfect
I have derailed
you have derailed
he/she/it has derailed
we have derailed
you have derailed
they have derailed
Past Continuous
I was derailing
you were derailing
he/she/it was derailing
we were derailing
you were derailing
they were derailing
Past Perfect
I had derailed
you had derailed
he/she/it had derailed
we had derailed
you had derailed
they had derailed
Future
I will derail
you will derail
he/she/it will derail
we will derail
you will derail
they will derail
Future Perfect
I will have derailed
you will have derailed
he/she/it will have derailed
we will have derailed
you will have derailed
they will have derailed
Future Continuous
I will be derailing
you will be derailing
he/she/it will be derailing
we will be derailing
you will be derailing
they will be derailing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been derailing
you have been derailing
he/she/it has been derailing
we have been derailing
you have been derailing
they have been derailing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been derailing
you will have been derailing
he/she/it will have been derailing
we will have been derailing
you will have been derailing
they will have been derailing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been derailing
you had been derailing
he/she/it had been derailing
we had been derailing
you had been derailing
they had been derailing
Conditional
I would derail
you would derail
he/she/it would derail
we would derail
you would derail
they would derail
Past Conditional
I would have derailed
you would have derailed
he/she/it would have derailed
we would have derailed
you would have derailed
they would have derailed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.derail - cause to run off the tracks; "they had planned to derail the trains that carried atomic waste"
countermine, sabotage, undermine, weaken, subvert, counteract - destroy property or hinder normal operations; "The Resistance sabotaged railroad operations during the war"
2.derail - run off or leave the rails; "the train derailed because a cow was standing on the tracks"
go, locomote, move, travel - change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically; "How fast does your new car go?"; "We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus"; "The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect"; "The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell"; "news travelled fast"

derail

verb prevent, stop, block, check, frustrate, hamper, foil, inhibit, avert, thwart, obstruct, impede, forestall, nip in the bud a fear that any reform could be derailed by hard-liners
Translations

derail

[dɪˈreɪl]
A. VThacer descarrilar
B. VIdescarrilar

derail

[diːˈreɪl] vt
[+ train] → faire dérailler
to be derailed → dérailler
(= throw off course) [+ plan, negotiations] → faire avorter
to be derailed [plan] → être mis(e) en échec

derail

vtzum Entgleisen bringen, entgleisen lassen; (fig) plan, negotiationsscheitern lassen; to be derailedentgleisen
vientgleisen

derail

[dɪˈreɪl] vtfar deragliare
to be derailed → deragliare
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